Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will speak Friday at a UC Davis School of Law event marking the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.
The daylong event at King Hall, which begins at 8 a.m., is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged.
The conference seeks to bring together government policymakers, environmental lawyers, wildlife scientists, academics and advocates for a detailed look at the law.
Babbitt will deliver a keynote address at 9:15 a.m. He served as secretary of the interior from 1993 to 2001, following nine years as Arizona’s Democratic governor and three years as its attorney general.
Among the others slated to speak are: Jane Lubchenco, former administrator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, now an Oregon State University professor; Michael Bean, counselor to the assistant secretary for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Chuck Bonham, director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
For registration information and a conference agenda, see “featured events” at www.law.ucdavis.edu.